Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope

A toggle may refer to any of the following:

Pair of switches toggled on and off

1. The term toggle may describe the process of switching back and forth between settings or programs. For example, a user may toggle between Microsoft Excel and the Windows calculator.


In Microsoft Windows, you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Tab to toggle between programs without using the mouse.

2. Toggle describes the actual controller that allows a user to switch between settings. For example, you may toggle the Wi-Fi option on your smartphone from disabled to enabled.

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